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Syrian Refugees on the War, Their Camp, and Your Questions

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Step Into a Refugee Camp

The Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan is one of the largest Syrian camps in the world. In the fall, we visited the camp live with our audience. Here’s what we heard from the refugees and from you.


By DEBORAH ACOSTA on Publish Date December 30, 2016.


Photo by Deborah Acosta/The New York Times.

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In September, we visited a Syrian refugee camp while live on Facebook, and brought The New York Times’s audience along. We went to the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, one of the largest Syrian camps in the world, after our audience said in countless comments that they wanted to see and interact with Syrian refugees.

At Zaatari, we met dozens of people, mostly children. Many had been living at the camp since the start of the Syrian revolution. Throughout our live segments, you were able to reach across geographic and ideological divides to share your thoughts and questions.

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